As the summer heat reaches its peak, July presents an exciting opportunity for garden enthusiasts to immerse themselves in all of their favourite gardening tasks. From tending to vibrant blooms to nurturing luscious vegetables, this month is filled with endless possibilities to keep you busy in your garden. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out, we’re here to provide valuable insights and tips for your best July garden yet! So grab your tools, put on your gardening gloves, and let’s dive into the world of lush greenery and blooming beauty! In this weeks blog, 2023 July Gardening Tips!

July Plant Care Tasks

1.) Boost the growth of your long-blooming perennials by applying a high-quality all-purpose fertilizer. This essential step will ensure that your plants receive the necessary nutrients they need to thrive and produce stunning blooms for an extended period of time.

2.) When summer-bearing raspberries have completed their fruiting cycle, trim down the canes that produced the berries.

3.) Harvest your garlic and shallots promptly once the majority of the tops have withered away. This ensures that you get the best flavor and freshness from your crops.

4.) Maximize your vegetable yield by planting second and third crops after harvesting. Opt for late varieties of leafy greens, cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli to ensure a continuous supply of fresh produce throughout the growing season!

5.) Protect your larger growing perennials from rain and wind damage by staking them securely. This simple yet effective technique ensures that your plants are well-supported and can continue to thrive even in adverse weather conditions.

6.) Don’t miss out on the opportunity to fill your garden with vibrant colors! It’s not too late to plant annuals and enjoy a stunning display of blooms.

7.) Don’t forget to remove any dead or diseased foliage, as this will further contribute to the overall well-being of your garden.

8.) Trimming your annual herbs is a smart choice if you want to enjoy a second harvest. By pruning them properly, you encourage new growth and ensure a bountiful yield for your culinary endeavors.

9.) Enhance your cooking skills by utilizing garlic scapes! Not only will this culinary technique add a new layer of flavor to your dishes, but it will also promote the growth of delicious bulbs.

10.) Secure your berry harvest by picking them before the local wildlife discovers a tasty treat. Enjoy the fruits of your labor without having to share with our feathery and furry friends!

Seeds To Sow In July

July is a great time to start planting several types of seeds, especially in areas with mild winters. These varieties not only offer the opportunity for a bountiful harvest in the fall and winter but also provide the option to enjoy them as delicious and tender baby vegetables and more, sooner. To keep your garden growing with a constant supply, try check out our list of great seeds to sow now, below.

South Central, BC ArugulaBeansBeetsBroccoliBrusselsCabbageCarrotsCeleryEggplantEndive/RadicchioKaleLettuceMelonsOnionsPac ChoiPeasPeppersRutabagaSwiss ChardTurnips
Coastal, BC ArugulaBeansBroccoliBeetsCabbageCarrotsCauliflowerCeleryCressEndive/RadicchioKaleKohlrabiLeeksLettuceMelonsMustardOnionsPac ChoiPeasParsnipsRhubarbRutabagaSpinachSwiss Chard.
Canadian Prairies ArugulaBeansBeetsBroccoliBrusselsCabbageCarrotsCauliflowerEggplantFennelKaleKohlrabiLettuceMelonsOnionsPac ChoiPeasPeppersRutabagaSwiss ChardTomatoes, Turnips.
Southern Ontario ArugulaBeansBeetsBroccoliBrusselsCabbageCarrotsCauliflowerEndive/RadicchioFennelKohlrabiLeeksLettuceMelonsMesclunMustardOnionsPac ChoiParsnipsPeasPeppersPurslaneRadishRhubarbSwiss ChardTurnips.
Central Ontario ArugulaBeansBeetsBroccoliBrusselsCabbage,  CarrotsCauliflowerEndive/RadicchioKaleKohlrabiLeeksLettuce,  MelonsMustardOnionsPac ChoiParsnipsPeasPeppersPurslaneRadishRhubarbRutabagaSwiss Chard, Turnips,
Prairies ArugulaBeansBeetsBroccoliBrusselsCabbage,  CarrotsCauliflowerEggplantFennelKaleKohlrabiLettuceMelonsOnionsPac ChoiPeasPeppers, Quinoa, RutabagaSwiss ChardTomatoesTurnips

Pond Care for July

1.) Ensuring the well-being of your fish is crucial, especially during hot weather. By regularly cleaning the filters in your pond features and adding aeration, you can maintain optimal conditions for their survival. Trust me, taking these simple steps will help keep your fish alive and thriving!

2.) Be vigilant when it comes to pests that can infest your water plants, such as water lily aphids, beetles, and snails. These critters can cause significant damage if not detected and controlled promptly. Stay on top of their presence to ensure the health and beauty of your water plants.

3.) Boost the growth of your waterlilies by providing them with essential fertilizers. By nourishing these beautiful aquatic plants, you can ensure their health and vibrant blooms throughout the season. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance the beauty of your garden or pond with thriving waterlilies.

4.) Trimming back overgrown plants is essential to promote their health and vitality. By pruning, you can encourage new growth, prevent disease, and improve the overall appearance of your plants.

Lawn Care for July

1.) In order to maintain a healthy and vibrant lawn during hot weather, it is crucial to properly water it and make adjustments to your lawn mower. Be sure to water your lawn thoroughly, allowing the water to penetrate deep into the soil. Additionally, consider raising the blade on your lawn mower for a higher cut, as this can help protect your grass from heat stress and promote stronger growth.

2.) Transform your lawn care routine by saving grass clippings for mulch. This simple step not only helps to keep your lawn cool but also provides essential nutrients, ensuring a healthy and vibrant yard. Plus, it’s a sustainable way to reduce waste and nourish your lawn naturally.

3.) Avoid fertilizing during the peak of summer to yield better results for your lawn or garden. By withholding fertilizer during this time, you can promote healthier growth and prevent stress on your plants. This practice will ensure that nutrients are used efficiently and effectively, resulting in a lusher and more vibrant landscape.

More to Do This July In The Garden

Looking to do more in your garden this July? Look no further than ‘Accent Trees and Shrubs’ presented by our very own President, Gord Nickel, on Chek News’ Get Up and Grow, below!

Have a suggestion or question?

Let us know at
Sign up here for more blogs dedicated to better gardening!